Review: Catrice LE Kaviar Gauche Highlighter

Kaviar Gauche is a German bridal brand. They've already collaborated with Catrice before and this time they also created another luxurious looking collection. I was attracted to the highlighter and since I loved it so much, here is a quick review.

It comes in a gold plastic packaging with transparent lid. Details are also gold. The plastic is a bit flimsy and I wouldn't dare to travel with it. It might break easily. It's also so huge that you can't possibly travel with it. It contains 35.7 grams of product and the price is 6.29€

Here is a comparison between Essence Cubanita highlighter, which is already very big and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. You can see that there is no chance of using Catrice highlighter up. It's actually meant to be used on the body as well and it looks incredible on the collar bone and on top of the arms.

I had to retake the photos of this highlighter, because they didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked it, so you can see that I've already been using it a bit. It has some dipped in holes. But it has the same gold pattern embossed in the actual powder. It looks gorgeous, although you'll definitely ruin the design quickly.  

The shade name is called C01 Eclat D'Or and it looks very pink in the packaging. There is definitely a very light rose base to it, but barely noticeable. It's more of a true champagne shade with light gold sheen. The shimmer is very fine, like at Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, so it gives you the most gorgeous sheen.

Texture is on the wet side. It can be applied sheerer and it almost lets your skin show through, but you can also apply it heavier for that really intense sheen. The shade is universally flattering on light to medium skin tones and because it's buildable, you'll like it if you like a subtle sheen as well as if you like a bolder glow. 

It lasts great on the skin. I still have it on the skin at the end of the day, the intensity just fades a bit.

I definitely notice a slight sweet vanilla like scent to the powder which doesn't linger on the skin though. 

I compared it to my other highlighters. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone is a light gold shade and has more of that yellow undertone, but is still very light. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is a deeper gold shade that has more of a peachy undertone to it. Kiko Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highlighter in 100 Gold is actually very similar in shade to this one by Catrice. It's a cream formula and it's champagne with that similar rose tint to it, but the sheen it gives it's gold. It actually looks even more intense than Catrice and the shimmer in it is even smaller. If you layer it, it can look more gold. A mix of Kiko as a base and Catrice on top will give you an incredible glow. 

On the bottom photos you can see how it looks like applied lightly and how intense you can build it up.

It has quickly become my new favorite highlighter shade, because it's not too stark light and not too gold. It fits so well with my skin tone and looks just gorgeous. 

If you like highlighters and you have a chance to pick it up, I highly advise you to get it. It's by far one of the best drugstore highlighters. Catrice and Essence are known for making some amazing limited edition highlighters. I already have a nice collection of those and this one is still different and so far the prettiest, because the shade is universally flattering for light skin tones and it can be applied light or very heavy. I only wish it would come in a smaller packaging or at least in a more sturdy one, because I can't travel with it. For the price you really can't go wrong with it.

The collection also includes some gorgeous nude leather and gold details makeup brushes, makeup brush bag holder and cool neutral eyeshadow palette. In Slovenia you can get the collection in Müller, DM, Tuš Drogerija, Click2Chic and 


  1. Super je res. In tok ogromen! <3

    Jaz sem si ga tudi privoščila :)

    1. Odtenek je res fantastičen. Jaz bi bila bolj vesela, če bi bil majhen. Lažje za s sabo nositi :)